Mahindra Thar is all-set to return to the Indian market after brief discontinuation. The second-generation Thar will be unveiled officially on 15th August and launch will happen in a few week’s time after that. Well, the all-new Thar is a highly anticipated SUV and there are many who are waiting to see the new product. Well, the legacy of the Thar has been truly created by the widely popular first-generation model. The Thar has become the choice for many off-roading enthusiasts across the country. But how did it happen? Well, here are five videos that show Mahindra Thar’s immense power and why it has proved to be such a legendary car.
Mahindra Thar rescuing a trailer
Rain can make the roads very slippery and cause such accidents due to the slippery road surfaces are quite common. Here is a trailer that has slipped due to the rain and has got stuck at pothole on the side of the road. The truck was pulled out by the Mahindra Thar without much of a problem even though the weight of the truck was much heavier than the Thar.
Mahindra Thar rescuing a bus
Here is a bus carrying a large number of tourists to a destination that got stuck in the sand. The bus got royally stuck on the sand and the Mahindra Thar had to come to the rescue. The bus might have come off the road to overtake other vehicles or give space to the others. However, the soft sand caused the vehicle to get stuck in the sand. The Thar can be seen struggling for a bit but in the end, it pulls out the bus successfully.
Thar rescuing a tipper truck
Tipper trucks are quite powerful as they are specifically designed to carry sand, heavy rocks, ores and such things. Here is a tipper truck that got stuck on a wet surface. The Mahindra Thar came to rescue and did it successfully. It seems like that the truck was not carrying any load, which is why the Thar did not face much of an issue while doing the rescue. Heavier vehicles are more difficult to rescue.
Mahindra Thar rescuing a big truck
Here is a big truck that seems to be loaded and stuck on a dirt road. The Thar driver aligned the car to pull out the truck in reverse. We can see how much power is used in the rescue as the front of the Thar can be seen lifted up from the road too. However, towards the end, the Thar successfully got the truck out of the hole.
Mahindra Thar rescuing a trailer with container
Here is a video that shows a Mahindra Thar pulling out a trailer with a container on it. It sure is extremely heavy but the Thar seems to be doing a great job. Since ample of grip is available, the Thar did not work too much to pull out the trailer. It seemed like an effortless job.
So how powerful is the Thar?
All the vehicles shown in above rescue missions are 4X4 versions of the Thar. It comes powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that generates a maximum power of 105 Bhp and peak torque of 247 Nm. Well, that may seem less for pulling out such heavy vehicles and you are right. All 4X4 Thar comes with a low-ratio transfer case, which can be engaged in difficult situations. The low-ratio transfer case multiplies the torque output by about 2.2 times, which means the torque multiples to more than 540 Nm, which is enough to pull out such heavy trucks. All the true 4X4 SUVs come with a low-ratio transfer case.